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FIRST LOOK: Check out Arseface – yes, really – from the upcoming Preacher TV Show

March 26th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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With the Preacher TV Series Pilot being so well received last week, we’re getting more and more excited to see the adventures of Jesse Custer on the screen over the run of the ten-part series.

And just today, we’ve been given an image (below)of one of the comic’s most iconic characters: Arseface.

Eugene “Arseface” Root (Ian Colletti) in the comics tries to kill himself but is, instead, left with a disfigured face (above). Eugene also happens to be a really lovely kid.

The show’s producer, Seth Rogan, said during the SXSW panel and screening of the pilot: “We could never afford that in CGI – it’s a prosthetic rig. That poor little f—er has to wear that s–t on his face. He has a positive attitude about it, but I know it f—ing sucks,” Rogen laughed, praising Colletti’s performance. “He can emote a lot even with the thing on his face.”

a boy whose failed suicide attempt leaves him with a severely disfigured face, but doesn’t stop him from being the nicest kid you’ll ever meet. Eugene idolizes local preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), but remains troubled by something he did in the past, which he fears has turned God against him.


We know he’s not exactly as he looks in comics but it’s unmistakeable who he is and, for a TV show, we’re pretty excited with how far they are pushing his appearance.

Let us know your thoughts, folks.

The series is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power. Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) come together and when they do, they are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between. The series also stars Lucy Griffiths as Emily, W. Earl Brown as Sherriff Root, Anatol Yusef as DeBlanc, Tom Brooke as Fiore and Derek Wilson as Donnie Schenck.

“Preacher” premieres” Sunday, May 22nd at 10 p.m. on AMC.

Source: Variety



Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….